Bruno Musarò

Bruno Musarò (born 27 June 1948) is a Roman Catholic archbishop who is the Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt.[1] Born in Andrano, he is the Titular Archbishop of Abari. In 1999 be became the Apostolic Nuncio to Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles and Mauritius. In 2004 he was appointed as the Nuncio to Guatemala and in 2009 became the Apostolic Nuncio to Peru. In 2011, he became Apostolic Nuncio to Cuba.

In September 2014, In an unusual gesture Archbishop Musaro spoke openly about Cuba’s "extreme poverty and human and civil degradation." Musaro made his controversial remarks while on vacation in Italy after holding a Mass in the San Pio de Pietrelcina park, in the Italian municipality of Vignacastrisi. The Cuban people are "victims of a socialist dictatorship that has kept them subjugated for the past 56 years," Musaro said, according to the Italian newspaper, Lecce News24. "I’m thankful to the pope for inviting me to this island, and I hope to leave once that the socialist regime has disappeared indefinitely," said Musaro, a Vatican ambassador living in Cuba since 2011. "Only liberty can bring hope to the Cuban people," he said. The Italian newspaper said his remarks were "a cry for help, a call to the weapons of conscience and common sense" made by the diplomatic envoy from the Holy See, who also said regarding Cubans, "The only hope for a better life is to escape the island."[2]

In February 2015, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt. His replacement, Archbishop Giorgio Lingua, who had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq and Jordan, was appointed by Pope Francis on Tuesday, 17 March 2015.[3][4]


  1. David M. Cheney. "Archbishop Bruno Musarò [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 2015-06-25.
  2. Gamez, Nora (2014-08-29). "Catholic archbishop in Cuba criticizes government | Miami Herald Miami Herald". Retrieved 2015-06-25.
  3. "Rinunce e nomine". 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2015-06-25.
  4. "Translator". Retrieved 2015-06-25.

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